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Verezzi’s 4 hamlets

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Verezzi is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy! It is divided into four little stone hamlets, all overlooking the sea. This is the perfect easy walk jam-packed with history and nature. From the main car park in Verezzi, proceed a few meters up towards the sea to get to the hamlet of Poggio, which surely deserves a short detour. You will immediately notice the Mediterranean-style stone houses, with the terraced roof and riddled stones (aka “prie sgarbe”) that were used to hold up the pergolas’ poles.

Go down a stone alley passing under an archivolt and turn left to go back up on the paved road. Here, take the uphill trail right in front of you. While you catch your breath on this steep climb, take a minute to check out all the plants around you: the fragrant woolly-leaved thyme (Thymus vulgaris), pink cistus (Cistus albidus) and the flat-leaved dwarf iris (Iris chamaeiris).

You will now get to a rocky outcrop (Poggio’s hamlet) where you will find some unfinished millstones. Before entering the woods, you can see an Alpine’s face carved on a stone. This place was in fact not free from conflicts and during the Second World War a cannon was stationed in the nearby cave, aimed at the coast.

Now you arrive at a scenic open view right beside San Martino’s Church (17th century): the church, oratory and cemetery display beautifully the Pietra del Finale (or the even more characteristic Pietra di Verezzi), a pinkish or reddish limestone rich in fossil fragments, dating back to the Miocene.

Take a detour eastwards that will take you down to a mule track and an underlying doline (karst landform) to then lead you to the back of the Church and reach the close-by ridge where the remains of the “Phoenician mill” and the panoramic cross can be found as well as a table and some benches.

Once back outside San Martino’s Church, go down the stairs and turn right towards Crosa’s hamlet (Crosa comes from “corrosa”, corroded, referring to the pitted stone, typical of karst landforms).

On the stone walls you can see some Campanula Isophylla’s seedlings. This lilac star-shaped flower only grows in the Finale area and usually blooms around autumn.

Here you come across some outdoor stone washhouses. Once reaching a paved road go down the second alley you find, cross the road and you will get to Piazza’s hamlet at Sant’ Agostino’s Church: a beautifully picturesque place, often used for outdoor plays and other shows.

Take a detour on your right under the porticoes and you will get to the fourth hamlet, Roccaro. Once back in the square (piazza), take the alley in front of you and go back to the starting point.

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Stay on track

Follow the signs: trekking routes are those marked with hiking trail signs.

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Be well equipped

Think about the duration and type of hike: what could you need? Waterproof clothing? Sun protection? Water? Appropriate footwear? For example, if you are thinking of visiting the caves or hiking to the top of a mountain, it might be a smart idea to dress in layers… even in summer!

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Check the weather forecast

Pay special attention to AllertaLiguria website and do not set off on your adventure if there should be any weather alerts.

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Plan your hike

Find out the characteristics of your itinerary (length, elevation gain, difficulty… ).

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Respect nature and the territory

Respect nature and the territory

Connect with nature, don’t litter nor be too loud and, as a general rule, respect the territory around you. Nature will thank you and so will we.

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Fire risk

Fire risk

During times of drought avoid lighting fires, choose suitable trails avoiding those in the pine forest and favouring those with alternative routes for going back.

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Emergency numbers

Emergency numbers

Remember: 1515 for forest fires, 112 for medical emergencies. No matter what, always make sure someone knows where you are headed.

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Be careful

Be careful

If it should be a more demanding experience than expected, don't hesitate to retrace your steps.

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